2019 Gold Humanism Summit

The Gold Foundation is pleased to announce it will be holding its inaugural Gold Humanism Summit at the Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care in Orlando, Florida, October 27-30, 2019.

By collaborating with Planetree International, we extend our collective impact – complementing both programming and thought leadership by bringing our stakeholders together in one place – healthcare executives, leaders, students, educators, clinicians, and researchers, across the continuum of healthcare. Together, we will shift the focus of healthcare to one that is truly relationship-centered, keeping the human at its heart.

Attendees are also welcome to join any Planetree session during the concurrent Planetree International Conference on Person-Centered Care, which is being held at the same hotel through Wednesday.

REGISTER NOW at the Planetree Conference website.

Note: Registration is a little confusing! View step-by-step instructions.

The Gold Humanism Summit tracks

  • Pre-conference 10/27-10/28 – for Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) students and faculty and the Mapping the Landscape (MTL) community.
  • General Sessions 10/28-10/29 – open to all who have registered to attend, including the Planetree International community. SCHEDULE
  • Gold Executive Leadership Track 10/29-10/30 – bringing together exciting keynotes and engaging working sessions from the most sought-after speakers involved today in healthcare leadership globally for registered C-suite and Senior Leadership. SCHEDULE

Please contact Pia Miller at PMiller@gold-foundation.org for thought leadership and sponsorship opportunities.


General Sessions Overview

Monday afternoon (Oct. 28): 1 to 6 p.m.
Opening remarks & sessions, followed by an opening reception and Poster Session

Tuesday (Oct. 29): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Day of sessions and keynote addresses, including breakfast and lunch


Gold Executive Leadership Track Overview

Tuesday evening (Oct. 28): 7 to 9 p.m
Opening reception with a keynote speaker and entertainment

Wednesday (Oct. 30): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Day of sessions and keynote addresses, including breakfast and lunch


GHHS & MTL Symposium

A pre-conference gathering for our Gold Humanism Honor Society members and Mapping the Landscape grantees.

Sunday(Oct. 28) through Monday (Oct. 29)
Schedule forthcoming


Gold Humanism Summit Track Pricing

Special Conference Rates for full-time students and faculty

Full conference: $400

Two-day pass: $300

One-day pass: $150


Special Conference Rates for Gold Foundation

Network members

Full conference: $999

Two-day pass: $850

One-day pass: $425


Gold Executive Leadership Track

Wednesday, Oct. 30, with opening evening reception

Oct. 29: $999


GHHS and MTL Pre-Conference Symposium
Invitation only

Sunday-Monday (Oct. 27-28): $250

We look forward to welcoming and engaging with you on what promises to be informative and innovative thought leadership that will form the blueprint for how humanism is infused throughout the world’s top healthcare institutions.

 We hope to see you there! 

Poster Session

We will be holding two Poster Sessions. The request for proposals is now closed.

Posters will describe research projects, programs or events that have designed and implemented within the last 18 months. Themes will include:

  • Strategies for implementing humanism in healthcare
  • The improvement of humanistic healthcare delivery
  • Innovative changes to the healthcare setting incorporated into the healthcare environment to increase humanism anywhere healthcare is provided.
  • Innovative changes incorporated in the medical and/or nursing school curricula to increase humanism anywhere that care is provided.

Hotel accommodations


Register for the Gold Humanism Summit at the Planetree Conference website.

Note: Registration is confusing! First, click on the red “Register Now” in the top right corner. Then select “Gold Humanism Summit” from the pull-down menu. The page will refresh. Then select again from the pull-down menu one of four options:

  • Gold Humanism Summit (for attendees who are not full-time students/faculty, MTL grantees, GHHS members, or attending the executive track)
  • Gold Leadership Executive Track
  • GHHS & MTL Symposium (Gold Humanism Honor Society members and Mapping the Landscape grantees)
  • Gold Humanism Summit Student/Faculty (for full-time students/faculty)

Yes, you will need to select from the pull-down menu twice. View step-by-step registration instructions with screenshots.

Note that if you wish to register for the Gold Leadership Executive Track and the Gold Humanism Summit General Sessions, you will need to register twice.

If you have questions, please email Stacy Morris at smorris@gold-foundation.org.